5 Reasons to Commute on a Scooter or Motorbike

By
Ché O'Donnell-Gibson
|
September 17, 2015

I mentioned in a previous post that I own a motorbike. To be specific, it’s a 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster. I love it and it only cost me $6K.

Other than it looking and feeling rad to ride, it actually doubles as a very smart choice in regards to saving cash and travel time.

Below are 5 reasons you should look into commuting on a scooter or motorbike.

1. Petrol is cheap. It costs me approximately $25 to fill up the tank with premium petrol and one tank lasts approximately 150km of city riding.

2. 99% of parking is free. Most car park buildings downtown even have an allocated area for a scooter or motorbike to easily access a park away from cars for free. Britomart Car Park Britomart Car Park is the only parking building I am aware of that has recently started charging for bikes. Yet, at $6 per day M-F it’s still a lot cheaper than a car.

3. Traffic congestion or “rush hour” is basically irrelevant when riding a scooter or motorbike. You can do whats called Lane Splitting and ride between lanes so that you don’t ever have to get stuck bumper to bumper and will always end up at the front of any traffic light queue.

4. Bang for your buck when buying one is amazing. You can buy a brand new scooter or motorbike with a 125-400cc engine thats leaner licence approved for under $5,000. Try and buy a brand new car in NZ for under $5K – pretty simple, you can’t. Have a look at the range from Colemans Suzuki on K Road – and tell my cousin Brook I said hi!

5. Lastly, maintenance and repairs are much cheaper than looking after a car. This is purely because the engine is much smaller, much simpler and much easier to access!

By making wise money decisions you can save your pennies and spend them on things that really matter – like growing your business. If you want to join other wise decision makers – get in touch.

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